Festive Reindeer Photo Frame

Elusive, doe-eyed and beautiful, reindeers are a symbol of wintertime magic. This fun picture frame is simple to make and gives children the opportunity to practice fine motor skills.reindeer-frame

To make these you will need the following:

To make a Reindeer Photo Frame

  1. Using a hot glue gun, an adult fixes the craft sticks together to make the frame. Tip: It’s best to glue two sticks at a time and wait for them to dry before gluing the next two.
  2. Once the glue is dry, paint the frame brown.
  3. Make a head by cutting a 6cm x 5cm tear drop shape from brown paper. Glue this head onto card to stiffen
  4. Glue leaf ears onto the card and then cut out the head (including the ears)
  5. Affix googly eyes to the head and add a red pom pom for a nose. Add the twigs for antlers
  6. Glue the head to the frame
  7. Then an adult affixes a laminated photograph to the back of the frame using a hot glue gun

Alternatives:

  • Why not try adding string or ribbon to the back of the frame and hanging the reindeer on your Christmas tree?
  • Instead of a photo, add a festive message or drawing
  • Or why not add some jingle bells to make the reindeer extra festive!
This great project has been supplied by Creative Steps magazine – fun ideas for everyone caring for young children. Each issue of Creative Steps contains dozens of fun, inspiring ideas to help you encourage learning through creative play.

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